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TDsngumbo
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Painting a brick house
My house is about 45 years old and the bricks are an old, dingy tannish color. I don’t like the color at all.

My thought is to have it painted a cream or off-white color one day with some nice grey accents. I wouldn’t be opposed to doing it myself if the price is too high but obviously it would need to be done the right way. For those who have done it - what exactly is the correct way? I’m thinking I’d have to do it during a very dry time in order to not trap moisture inside the bricks. And what kind of primer?


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re: Painting a brick house
Loxon xp. Sherwin Williams.


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randalf04
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re: Painting a brick house
Did this about year ago on my house, went with a cream color. I pressure washed it all on a Sunday. The following Friday I primed it. On Saturday I painted. Got primer and paint from SW, just told them I was painting a brick house and the color and how much and they knew what I needed. The paint and primer wasn't cheap, but I didn't want to cut corners. I bought a Graco airless sprayer from HD(the one that costs around $250 or so), covered doors and windows with plastic, used a paint shield everywhere else and went at it. Haven't had a single issue with any of it. About every month or so I just spray it all down with the garden hose real quick to keep it looking clean.


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I bought a Graco airless sprayer from HD(the one that costs around $250 or so)

You didn't have runs in the paint afterwards? I've gone through two Graco airless sprayers because they "spit" and leave big runs due to having to go back over the same area a couple times. I'd rather just prime and paint it by hand to make sure it goes on thick and seals everything real good. I realize this would take weeks
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need to spray and roll, otherwise coverage will look like shite by spraying only. You can use a dry lock paint if you are concerned about moisture, but all brick is pourous as shite so if anything painting it will combat moisture

Make sure you look at the full paint swatch when picking whites. Whites are difficult, if there is the slightest pink in the skew when the sun hits you have the barbie dreamhouse.

Good luck
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stein_burgundy
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Just did this not long ago. Bought loxon primer and super latex oyster white paint from Sherwin Williams. Bought graco sprayer. Washed one weekend. Put two coats of primer, came back with two coats of the paint. Brushed any areas that needed touch up. So far so good. Wife is happy.


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We did a limewash to our house earlier this spring. I can send you pics if needed. It’s inexpensive and very easy to do. They have different shades and it can be bought at Home Depot. I would definitely buy one of their brushes. All in all, we spent around $300 total. The wife loves the look and that’s all that matters.
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How long did you wait between washing and priming? I just washed yesterday and hearing different wait times


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"You didn't have runs in the paint afterwards? I've gone through two Graco airless sprayers because they "spit" and leave big runs due to having to go back over the same area a couple times"

You can set the spray level with the pressure knob on the side. You have to figure out how much paint you're going to apply and keep that sprayer moving.

I painted a house this spring and did not have problems. But I've sprayed quite a few. Come to think of it, I did have problems with some spitting on cabinet doors. But I worked through it.

Here's a great painting link:

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stein_burgundy
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Washed one weekend, let it dry for a week(luckily no rain that week) Primed and painted following weekend.

As far as the sprayer, with the primer and the paint, I just played with the gun until I found the pressure setting that each paint liked the best and that I could keep up with.
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Neauxla
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re: Painting a brick house
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We did a limewash to our house earlier this spring. I can send you pics if needed. It’s inexpensive and very easy to do. They have different shades and it can be bought at Home Depot. I would definitely buy one of their brushes. All in all, we spent around $300 total. The wife loves the lol and that’s all that matters.

please share

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Anyone do a german smear? I'm debating that.


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I rolled mine. Soak the roller and go with it. Very easy with a good roller and pole.


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